The makers of Hillary the Movie, a conservative advocacy group called Citizens United, failed today in their efforts to convince a panel of three federal judges to allow them to advertise their hit-job movie during primary season or in the sixty days prior to the general election. According to the judges, the trailers constitute political speech that runs afoul of campaign finance laws. While the filmmakers fully admit that it’s more or less intended to tell their version of the “truth” about Hillary because they don’t want to see her elected, it’s noteworthy to point out that the Federal Election Commission would’ve pursued a similar case against Michael Moore’s Farenheit 9/11 (brought by Citizens United) if he’d intended to advertise it during election season in 2004. So, it’s sort of a good news/bad news kind of scenario: they can’t say what they want, but neither can liberals. [Yahoo News]
December 10, 2013
“Hillary The Movie” Probably Not Coming to a Theatre Near You
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